Only McGuinty Liberals Have a Positive Jobs Strategy
TORONTO, Sept. 21 /CNW/ - Today, Howard Hampton launched a pale pink
imitation of the McGuinty Liberal's Next Generation Jobs fund.
The Next Generation Jobs Fund builds on the successful Ontario Auto
Strategy which leveraged $7 billion in new investments and over 7,000 new
jobs. Howard Hampton and the NDP voted against it.
The McGuinty Liberals Next Generation Jobs Fund will help attract
investments in new green technologies, and go beyond manufacturing to include
health and biotechnology research, creative industries like digital media and
communications technology, and pharmaceutical research and manufacturing.
Our investments and partnerships have included job guarantees and brought
together labour and business to work together for Ontario's success.
Hampton has dismissed partnerships with auto workers saying: "We could
blow our brains out trying to talk to these guys. It's not worth it." (Toronto
Star, Dec. 16, 2000)
Maybe that's why Buzz Hargrove of the CAW has said: "Dalton McGuinty is,
I believe, the only political leader in the country that's got it right in
terms of investment jobs and the environment." (North Bay Nugget, Aug. 22,
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